Every president, acting as commander in chief, has invoked God, beginning with George Washington. To say that military chaplains have no right to identify themselves as officers when they engage in religious commentary is to say they have no public right to exercise their freedom of speech and freedom of religion. Only fascists think this way.
I would like to give you the benefit of the doubt for your sincerity,  but I just can’t!   What is wrong with people like you that you prefer to spend your time attacking something so decent and positive,  while the country continues to deteriorate??????????   You are not even on solid ground legally!!!!!!!

(name withheld)

Response from MRFF Board Member John Compere

On Apr 24, 2020, at 1:46 PM, John Compere  wrote:


Please be advised the US Constitution, American law & US Armed Forces regulations prohibit our secular military, as part of our secular government, from promoting or endorsing a religion except in military chapels or military chapel channels. Military chaplains may not proselytize their version of religion as the official military religion on official military channels. That is why the unlawful practice was stopped by the military itself after military members, including Christians, complained.
Brigadier General John Compere, US Army (Retired)
Disabled American Veteran (Vietnam Era)
Board Member, Military Religious Freedom Foundation (over 80% Christians)




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  1. JJ

    The US Constitution, American law, US Armed Forces, even our education system has never been secular and is not secular even today. Every arrogant and bombastic and ignorant of anyone to put that in public. If the military is concerned about hurting people’s feelings that aren’t Christian that is an acceptable excuse. If they are concerned about inciting violence from hateful extremists who hate America’s Christians, America’s Christian laws, Christian policies, Christian traditions that should be explained with honesty and forthrightness. Ignorance and arrogance about what America is and what our founding Fathers intended for this country, this should be corrected. Freedom is still ringing from their blessed graves. Think clearly about what you’re saying please. Stop brainwashing the public.

  2. Grey One talks sass

    JJ – exactly where in the Constitution is the Christian god mentioned? What rules are specifically Christian? Where in the Constitution does it say Christianity is the only religion worthy of promotion and protection?

    The USA has always and will forever be a secular nation where a whole bunch of Christians live. The Founding Fathers were quite specific about that fact. It’s too bad some Christians just don’t know how to share.

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